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to avoid. >> coming up first, an abc news exclusive and what former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is demanding on the second anniversary o >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> i am meteorologist, leigh glaser. out the door this tuesday morning, in the 30's in the in the bay. also, dense valley fog occurring there. 36 in santa rosa. napa is 36. 47 in san francisco. 37 in livermore valley area. san jose right now is 44 degrees. here is how the day plays out: morning fog, lunch time hour with temperatures in the 60's with hazy sunshine, and a few more clouds overnight. eric? >> thank you, leigh glaser. today is the 2nd anniversary of the tucson shooting rampage that left six people dead and critically injured former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. we are joined live from washington, dc, with what gabrielle giffords is saying in a new exclusive interview with abc news. >> good morning, eric. gabrielle giffords is on a mission on the second anniversary of the tucson shooting, she and her husband are launching a campaign to curb
will be former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun violence and deeply moved by the massacre in connecticut. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> giffords will be joined by her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. together they've launched a campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman f
and the accweather forecast. >> gabrielle giffords and her husband unveil a new gun control numberrive on the two-year anniversary of the >> the national debate over gun control has been reinvograte the in the wake of mass shootings. tonight on "world news," we speak with former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband. they are gun owners and advocates. >> two years ago today, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords survived the shooting at a tucson supermarket and is fighting back on behalf of all gun violence victims. she and her husband traveled to connecticut last week to meet with families of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school hasser. she spoke for the first time after the shooting in an exclusive interview with abc. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> the first couple we spoke to that took out a cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter. i about lost it. >> they say the december shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead brought back painful members. both are gun owners and supporters of 2nd amendment but they say what happened in sandy hook elem
deck. >> thank you. an abc news exclusive what former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords is demanding on the 2nd anniversary of the tucson shooting rampage. >> driver tries to pull away from an east bay restaurant. what happened next sent four people to the hospital. >> but the america's money report. >> good morning. topping america's money, clearing up more of the housing meltdown mess. ten major u.s. banks are agreeing to pay $8.5 billion to settle charges they unfairly foreclosed on millions including bank of america paying more to fannie mae to settle other claims. the huge insurance company bailed out by the government can now sue the government, "new york times" reportsage -- reports that a.i.g. said their shareholders were cheated. and mcdonald's is going to serve chicken but it is clear when1 good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it m
inmigrantes le piden que detengan redadas y se paren deportaciones en masa. gabrielle giffords que sobreviviÓ o a atentado pidene a legisladores que frenen la violencia de armas. y alex rodrÍguez y otros beisbolistas estarÍan vinculados con una clÍnica que distribuian sustancias prohibidas en una clÍnica, "noticiero univisiÓn" fue a la clÍnica, comenzamos. >>> este es su "noticiero univisiÓn" con jorge ramos y desde washington d c marÍa elena salin salinas. >>> quÉ tal, buenas noches, desde la sala de prensa de la casa blanca, los inmigrantes viven un momento importante en el paÍs, el presidente anunciÓ en las vegas su postura de la reforma migratoria, en una entrevista con univisiÓn le puso una fecha limite a la reforma, empecÉ hoy mi entrevista preguntandole si cree que el congreso puede manejar controversiales temas de inmigraciÓn y control de armas al mismo tiempo, es muy delicado jorge, dos temas que son muy importantes y al mismo tiempo controversiames. el presidente obama estÁ consciente que esto es parte de su legado, que esto es algo que ya no tiene nada que ver con su
congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, and took the lives of six people. gabrielle giffords and her husband marked the occasion by announcing a new effort to curb gun violence. the couple said they will work to raise money to fight the gun lobbyists in washington. kelly said he an gabrielle giffords plan to become prominent voices in support of gun control. >>> relatives of victims in the colorado theater shooting jammed a croom for a second day of dramatic testimony. prosecutors are trying to convince a judge to put james holmes on trial for the killing of 12 people. today, they played two 911 calls from inside the movie theater with the unmistakable backdrop of gunfire. defense attorneys are expected to argue that holmes has diminished mental capacity. the preliminary hearing will likely last all week. >>> a public memorial has been set for a teen who turned up dead in lake tahoe last week. the services are planned for alyssa byrne in petaluma at her high school. she was attending a music festival with friends. investigators say she tried walking back to her hotel from the concert. after three d
projects former congresswoman gabrielle giffords plans to announce today, it is all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning everybody, it is tuesday january 8th, i am brian flores. >> good evening, steve paulson has your weather. >>> it is going to be warmer brian and pam and we are looking for temperatures that will be in the 40s and mostly sunny, not a lot of high clouds, temperatures warming up, 64 in san jose and morgan hill, here is sal. >>> traffic does look pretty good if you are driving around the bay area, no major problems driving on 880 southbound as you drive to oakland. this is northbound 101 traffic approaching the 880 split, let's go back to the desk. >>> there is new developments in the case of a man setting his girlfriend on fire. oliver was taken into custody at 9:00 last night at a motel in oakland. he was booked on arson and murder charges. he doused his girlfriend with gasoline and lit her on fire after the couple got into an argument outside of a laudromat. she is now in the hospital with critical injuries. >>> the coast guard will meet with t
struggles to get the words ut but gabrielle giffords' message was crystal clear -- the time for gun-control is now. she made her appeal to a u.s. senate committee considering tighter gun laws. she spoke two years after she suffered a shot in the head in arizona. news came in of another shooting in phoenix. >> another day, another mass shooting. this one in phoenix. three were injured, one quickly. the politicians were hearing evidence about plans for new gun controls. president obama has a powerful new ally, a politician, a survivor. allies, but her awkward steps show not fully recovered from the bullet that passed through her brain. her husband leading the way. for the former congresswoman, her gift of speech are a distant memory. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. of violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. we must do something. >> her life changed forever in this arizona car blocked. she was shot at point-blank range by young men armed with a semiotic pistol with a 32 round clip. the pressure to ban these weapons is g
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gabrielle giffords. since then there have been 11 mass shootings and a call for change from the white house. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: bells rang out this morning in tucson, arizona, marking the moment when a gunman opened fire two years ago today. six people were killed and 13 injured including former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. today, giffords and her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, launched a new political action committee aimed at reducing gun violence. last week, giffords met with new york city mayor michael bloomberg a gun control advocate. the group he founded, called demand a plan, is airing ads with the mother of the youngest victim in the tucson shooting. >> we have to demand a plan. >> reporter: there have been 11 mass shootings in the u.s. since the one in tucson including the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the shooting at sandy hook elementary school sparked an obama administration push to prevent gun violence. vice president joe biden is leading the administration's effort and plans a series of meetings
shooting in newtown, connecticut. on one side of the issue, former congresswoman gabriel giffords who was shot in the head last year. on the other side, wayne lapierre, the head of the national rifle association. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabriel giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011, and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> when i bought firearms in vermont, i go through the background check. i would expect everybody else to. >> reporter: nra executive vice president wayne lapierre is representing the powerful gun lobby at the hearing. >> let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter:
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's a victim of gun violence herself and today, former representative gabrielle giffords returned to washington to speak on the subject. hearher plea for tougher gun laws that tornado watch we had earlier has been discontinued but we have this flooding. we'll have the details coming up. >> no one under the age of 50 whatever gettings shingles -- gets shingles right? not so fast. the changing age of if face of patients with shingles when we come back. . >> the latest out of a small alabama town following a stand off for more than 24 hours. thecommunity has turned to prayer in hopes there won't be anymore bloodshed. yesterday a man shot and killed a bus driver and kidnapped a six year old hostage. good morn lg maryland will have the -- will have the latest on this story. >> and a man hunt is under way for the man that opened fire in a phoenix office cleks. thepolice say the suspect opened fire at the end of a mediation session. they're calling him armed and dangerous. >> you know the irony is, that attack came the same day that former arizona representative gabrielle giffords walked into the
's strategy is to raise the emotional temperature. gabrielle giffords' testimony helped. >> for more on this debate and what can be done about it, i spoke with the police commissioner. thank you very much for joining me. you are in the front lines of the fight against crime in america. would tighter gun laws make america a safer place? >> absolutely. you have to couple gun laws with strict enforcement and punishment for those that violate the law. the status quo is not acceptable. we have to come up with some solution. >> and you were a commissioner here in washington, d.c. at a time when the city had some of the tightest gun-control laws in the country and was one of the most violent in the country. >> that is true, and that is why it has to be done at an individual level. an individual city can have tough gun laws, but and surrounding jurisdictions don't, then you still have a problem. this has to be addressed at a national level. >> what do you make of the argument of the pro-gun lobby that there are already so many weapons out there and america that even if you impose restriction
, gabrielle giffords on his side. >>> and chris christie attacked republicans again for slacking off on help for the victims of hurricane sandy. >>> and big surprise, a mississip mississippi congressman who begged, begged for katrina money had the nerve to vote against sandy money, which got him little bit of attention from john stewart. that is coming up. ♪ i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup in their arteries. so it's even more important to lower their cholesterol, and that's why, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe crestor. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines you're taking. call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain or weakness, feel unusually tired, have loss of appetite, u
. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. >> gabrielle giffords, at the senate judiciary hearing. >> giffords made a plea for action. >> the bold, the courageous americans are counting on you. >> behind every victim lays a matrix of failure. >> mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords. >> rights demand responsibility. first, fix gun background checks. >> it is not a serious solution for reducing crime. >> the nra is clearly, dramatically out of step. >> lapierre dismissed background checks. >> background checks will never be universal. >> you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> because criminals will never submit to them. >> they will not go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. >> you missed the point completely. and i think it is basic. >> senator, i think you -- >> let there be order. >> i think you're missing it. >> let there be more. >> if chairman patrick leahy pressed lapierre. >> if you're a dealer, that is already the law. >> please, mr. lapierre, i'm not trying to play games here, but if you
of influx. they are sold out. a gabrielle giffords made stop in newtown, connecticut to meet with officials. they met with the lieutenant and u.s. senator. she is still recovering from a from a campaign event a few years ago. congress -- lawmakers from have failed to pass a measure. passing that measure has to start over. it could be a month before any d reached new york and new jersey. good economic news this week. 155,000 jobs have been reported in december. many analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic. lawmakers on capitol hill say jobs must still be among the country's top priorities. >> and then pleads guilty to a drunk driving charge. he will lose his license for one year. he will also have to attend a seminar and pay a fine. he failed a sobriety test and will have to apologize for his behavior. officials say they know why. why curtis lopez committed such an awful crime. the death of his estranged wife and her son. lopez and his wife married when he was still in prison. in september 2011, lopez asked hearing sheer inherited some money. that -- some say that is why -- lopez kil
. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> pelley: we'll hear from gabrielle giffords and the nra. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. the economy suddenly stops growing. anthony mason looks at the surprising new numbers and with the super bowl coming this weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. >> reporter: the population shrunk, and yet the number of the restaurants went up? >> yeah, it's a miracle, isn't it? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark kelly. it was two years ago this month that giffords was shot through the head during a meeting in tucson. 1
capitol hill as former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified at a hearing on gun control. ktvu's scott mcfarlen reports. . >> reporter: several hundred people were here today but it was silent at the very start. >> reporter: when gabrielle giffords walked into the room. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: congress is considering new gun laws but there is little consensus, the head of the nra said washington better enforce gun laws already on the books. >> violent felons, gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill are not being prosecuted and that is unacceptable. >> the democrat senators. >> we can't have a totally armed society. >> reporter: talked about better background checks. gabrielle giffords' husband did too. >> my wife would not be sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: his brother was shot and killed in 2003. he wants to reduce violence but little sign of agreement on how to do so. >> up hill battle. fight, fight, fight. we got to keep pushing forward. >> reporter
. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords tells members of congress to take action on limiting gun violence while family members of sandy hook victims talk. >> together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >>> and a hostage crisis unfolds in alabama where a gunman has held a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker for more than a day. >>> and he faces his capitol hill critics. former republican senator chuck hagel begins what could be a tough road to confirmation. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 31st, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, folks in the southeast are assessing the damage this morning after dangerous tornado producing storm system demolished homes and killed at least two people. the giant twister tore through the town in georgia about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. one man was killed when a tree crashed through his mobile home. the storm tossed trucks around the interstate like match sticks. >> i cracked the door and it didn't give me time. when it got inside it tossed me into the bedroom
is scheduled to hear from five including the husband of wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffor giffords. there was a buyback that appeared to be a rocket lawn cher. all of this seven weeks after the newtown massacre and as the president and members of congress lay out their proposal for gun control. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. this could be quite a rumble here on capitol hill. you have wayne lapierre head of the nra, gabby gifford's husband strong advocate and some of the strongest senators we've got all talking about one of the most devicive issues we face. emotions cou run high today when the husband of former congresswoman gabriel le giffords joins wayne lapierre. patrick lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law and gun owners will not september the senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an ou
something. >> gabrielle giffords says it is hard to talk but today she is speaking out telling congress to many children have been killed by gunfire. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. >> today endeavour was just one of hundreds in the packed hearing room. this mother of three is talking to be heard and read the group 1 million moms were bombed control, hopes others will be heard -- 1 million moms for gun control. carrying a picture of her son she recalls the day in 2003 when the young new york city councilman was gunned down inside city hall by political rival. >> she should have all these things in place. >> a spokeswoman for the independent women's forum insist the new laws will not stop criminals only law-abiding americans. >> guns meg whitman saber. over 90% of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which make guns and a great equalizer for women. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> there are definitely passions on both sides of the issue. one place on the million moms facebook page said if you are anti-g
. the pictures alone were dramatic. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords nearly killed by a bullet seated at the same witness table as the nra's wayne lapierre. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> as the rest of the country something must be done to prevent gun violence. the nra and the allies in the republican party are digging in. we'll look at what president obama can and can't accomplish on gun safety at the top of the program. >>> plus does president obama want a deal on illegal immigration? which would be huge on his legacy. or does he want the issue hanging around so republicans get punished at the polls by latino voters. we'll get some answers tonight. >>> and it may be last call for the tea party. consider this. republicans with national ambitions claim they want tome to stop being the stupid party. conservatives are working with democrats on illegal immigration. and fox news parts ways with sarah palin. dana milbank says it's all evidence the tea party is losing steam and he's with us tonight. >>> plus the boy scouts of america are consider
from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot in the head in 2011. she struggled with speech because of lingering effects of the shooting. she's determined to speak out. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> you see giffords husband there at her side. former astronaut mark kelly also testified as well. these two encouraging, inspiring. they have launched americans for responsible solutions. that's a push for gun control. a senate panel is hearing from opponents of more gun control laws. executive vice president of the nra said the focus should be on making schools more secure, more aggressive. prosecution of gun criminals and fixing the country's mental health system. wayne la pierre says gun laws are not the answer. >> w
and high clip magazines in their first meeting. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords kicked off the discussion with an emotional plea while the nra pushed back against any new gun laws. danielle nottingham reports from capitol hill. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords had some difficulty getting the words out, but her message to lawmakers was clear. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: giffords came to happy hill with her husband -- capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly. a ban on large capacity magazines he said may have injured the gunman from taking his wife's life when he took six drives. >> when he tried to reload, he dropped the magazine and a woman grabbed it and it gave bystanders a time to tackle him. >> reporter: republican lindsay lindsey graham offered a counter example of a woman running out of bullets defending herself. some democratic senators have introduced legislation to ban high capacity magazines and assault style weapons, expanding background checks also up for debate. >> my problem with background checks i
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gabrielle giffords returned to capitol hill today with her emotional plea to end gun violence. >>> hundreds of motorcycles stopped traffic today so a biker can pop the question right in the middle of a highway. >>> but we begin with a weather alert. a wicked line of storms with a dangerous history is moving into our area. >>> good afternoon i'm pat lawsing muse. >> and i'm jim handly. the storms have already proved deadly and destructiv take a look at this video of massive damage. >> this is part of a storm system that spawned nearly 500 severe weather reports over the past 24 hours, including 14 possible tornadoes. right now, the same sim is headed our way. storm team 4 has been tracking it for days, our team coverage begins with meteorologist veronica johnson. what's the time line? >> the next six to seven more hours. we have quite a ways to go. you can see on radar, there's the storms down south, part of the same weather system headed even. we're on the leading edge of some of those heavy rains and the high winds too. you can see around columbia, gaithersburg, through montg
to be gun restrictions. kelly talking about how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if you listen to the line of questioning that the chairman patrick leahy is going through, you sort of see kind of the wheels churning and the outlines of potential legislation that he might be thinking it. it's all focused on background checks and making sure that guns are not in the hands of the wrong people. he talks about straw purchasers. he's effectively talking about the fact that if you own a gun and you sell it t
, when a lone gunman opened fire on congresswoman gabrielle giffords at a community event. while jared loughner was spraying gifford and the crowds with bullets, an armed citizen was in the drug store buying cigarettes. when he heard the gunfire, he ran to the scene. he was legally armed. by the time he arrived his safety was off and he was poised to fire. trouble is, he almost shot the wrong man. zamudio on fox news. >> as i approached the people wrestling with them, one of the other gentleman had gotten the gun away from him. and that is what i saw first, was him holding the gun. and i had my hand on my pistol. >> reporter: he has says he is very lucky that he didn't shoot. listen to what he told msnbc. >> i saw another individual holding the firearm, i kind of assumed he was the shooter. so i grabbed his wrist, told him to drop it, forced him to drop the gun on the ground. when everybody said no, no, it was this guy, i almost shot him. >> reporter: the man he almost shot was the real hero, who tackled the shooter and wrestled his gun away from him. two very different shooters, two v
, connecticut. gabriel giffords and her husband the astronaut mark kelly visited new town, now they are launching their own effort to reduce gun violence. two years to the day since a gunman shot her in the head and killed six people wounding a dozen others. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub this afternoon. they are putting a lot of pressure on congress, aren't they? >> the pressure in congress as well as the national rifle association, shep. the reason that gabriel giffords and mark kelly came up with that political action committee was to raise enough money so they could fight the gun lobby on capitol hill. in their op ed in "u.s.a. today" giffords and kelly right in part quoting here wise policy has conquered disease, protected from us dangerous products and substances and made transportation safer. but when it comes to protecting our communities from gun violence. we're not even trying. and for the worst of reasons. here they where abc news anchor diane sawyer. >> gun. gabby and i are both gun owners, we have to do something to keep the guns from getting in the wro
. two years and 11 more mass shootings in america. >> breaking news from gabrielle giffords. two years ago today she was shot. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> the second amendment culture shob totally captured by extremists. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> how was newtown? >> tough. >> you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. >> my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. >> i do not support their gun control agenda for two reasons. number one, it's unconstitutional. >> nobody is trying to take away your gun. >> a lot of people, joshua, are worried that the federal government is going to come after our guns? >> 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms. >> i personally don't think there's any need for that kind of weaponry. >> enough is enough. >> enough is enough. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >>> enough. one word from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords today as she and her husband launch a campaign to combat gun violence in this country
enough, and actually work towards reasonable gun control. now gabrielle giffords and her husband, mark kelly are talking about a group called americans for responsible solutions. >> how was newtown? >> brought back a lot of memories about what that was like for us some two years ago today. you hope that this kind of thing doesn't happen again. you know what? it does happen again. gabby and i are both gun owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment but we've got to do something to keep the guns from getting into the wrong hands. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom it's time to say. >> enough. >> cenk: come on. that's got to be reasonable enough. well mayors against guns have a powerful ad out. the mother of advice tina taylor green, a 9-year-old murdered in that same tucson shooting gabrielle giffords was involved in. >> 20 heart broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders when will you find the courage to stand
, from gabrielle giffords, and others testifying. where are the solid facts and why are they so hard to come by. we're keeping them honest. also, talking about the strategies in the city. >>> and later, super bowl great, ray lewis, but there is another chapter, a much darker one to the ray lewis story, we'll tell you about it when we continue. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> welcome back, well, a man holds a child at gunpoint after shooting and killing a school bus driver, the lead story tonight. and another man walks into a phoenix office building, wounding one, killing another. there were other stories, some far worse, how big a role does easy access to firearms play in violent crimes like this? that is the question, and crucially, how do we really know what the true facts are? now, are both sides building their cases on shaky fac
. >> bill: on the street. not going to change. now, gabriel giffords, the former congresswoman from arizona who was shot, terrible, everybody feels bad for her. she testified on the hill today. as i said, cammeron and rosen got some inside stuff on that. that was a very emotional moment ms. obershane. >> right. >> bill: she is appealing for much tighter gun laws and you say to her? >> right. well, well i say to her that it's a tragedy what happened to her. just as what happened in new town is. and that has to be acknowledged. what is great about the "new york times" article today is that they broke through sort of the swirl of emotion and actually pointed out the fact that these oppressive gun laws are not working, in part, not just because guns are available elsewhere but because criminals do not buy guns from licensed gun owners. they are not just going across the border to buy guns. they buy guns from other criminals. they don't care what the gun laws are. >> bill: as long as they get a discount on them. but -- >> -- as long as they can buy them. actually kirsten it true. that's where th
and supporter of the second amendment. mark kelly's wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords was nearly killed in an appalling shooting in tucson two years ago. and mark kelly joins me now. welcome back. i always think of you and gabby and other victims of these shootings when there's a new shooting. and it flashes up on the screen. what goes through your mind? what did you think when you heard another school shooting today? >> well, you know, just like you, piers, i often think about what happened to gabby. what happened here a little over two years ago and how horrific an event that was. now i also think about what happened in newtown. we certainly can't allow ourselves to continue down this road where this happens almost now on a regular -- as a regular occurrence. >> and the problem, it seems to me, you have the nra today coming out, utterly defiant as normal, really apart from potentially allowing some kind of debate about background checks, not interested in any discussion about gun control whatsoever. what is your reaction to that? >> you know, i was optimistic that after today's
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